Postcard 2017: Carina Nebula Lasers

The Four Laser Guide Star Facility (4LGSF) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory shines 22-watt laser beams towards the Carina Nebula. These beams create artificial stars in the upper atmosphere to guide the adaptive optics systems.

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Release date:22 May 2017, 18:32
Dimensions:0.01 cm (D)

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